Sunday, November 16, 2008
Bring down the green monster
I applaud the efforts and mission of a new blog, LGF II, created in protest against the berserk behaviors of Charles Johnson at his blog Little Green Footballs (LGF):
This website is for ex LGFers in exile. Charles and his master, Killgore trout ban anyone who disagrees. We will not do that. We will have the same stories minus the Charles worshipping. LGF is a cult, LGF II is a blog.
I never read LGF much, even back when its owner, Charles Johnson, was apparently behaving more reasonably. Two things put me off from spending much time there: the comments fields were too voluminous and hectic; and the restrictions on becoming a commenter were too stringent. I have always believed that discussion forums should err on the side of allowing any and all comments and should therefore limit censorship as much as possible.
I later got into a series of scraps with Robert Spencer, who I felt was being too stringent about the freedom of commenters who post on the Jihad Watch comments fields. But when I consider the behavior of Charles Johnson of late, there is little comparison between him and Spencer. While I might feel annoyed by Spencer at times, Charles Johnson is in a whole other ballpark: he seems to be pathologically disturbed and he runs his blog like a combination of a totalitarian organization and a paranoid cult. This is very unfortunate, since LGF has great potential for rallying a large number of people from all over America, if not the world, around the cause of resisting Islam. This potential is being barbarically botched by the unhinged behaviors of its owner.
At any rate, I wish the new green spawn, Little Green Footballs 2 —friendly as a frog and wise as a serpent—all the luck in the world in their goal of toppling that bloated green Godzilla whose time has come and whose welcome has long worn out.